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Los violadores del amanecer (1978)

A gang of four out of control adolescent ruffians egg each other on, to take hostage, torture, and brutally rape several girls, whilst on the run from the law.


Ignacio F. Iquino


Ignacio F. Iquino (screenplay) (as Steve McCoy)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mireia Ros ... Dana
Linda Lay Linda Lay ... María
Eva Lyberten Eva Lyberten ... Elisa (as Eva Libertein)
Alicia Orozco Alicia Orozco ... LagartaCaña
Silvia Solar Silvia Solar ... Tía de Dana
Sonia Senties Sonia Senties ... Hermana de Dana
Carme Contreras Carme Contreras ... Madre de María (as Carmen Contreras)
Lluís Torner Lluís Torner ... Manolo (as Luis Torner)
Mercè Bruquetas Mercè Bruquetas ... Madre de Dana (as Mercedes Bruquetas)
Joan Borràs ... Comisario Vives (as Juan Borras)
Antonio Molino Rojo ... Padre de Rafi (as Molino Rojo)
Ricard Reguant Ricard Reguant ... Policía (as Ricardo Reguant)
Tunet Vila Tunet Vila ... Manolo
Alejo del Peral Alejo del Peral ... Olegario
Fredy Ripers Fredy Ripers ... Acosador de Lagarta


Rubiales, Rafita, Quinto, Caña and Lagarta are the members of a youth gang that has specialized in raping young girls. The four boys and the girl look for their victims at the exits of the schools and they lead them to some vacant lot where, immobilizing them, each and every one of them systematically violates the helpless victim. Dana, a young woman belonging to a family of the high bourgeoisie, suffers the attack of the band and as a consequence, gets pregnant. The trauma that Dana suffers due to the violent aggression, plus the news that she expects a son leads her to almost madness.

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Release Date:

3 May 1978 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dawn Rapists See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain

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The Rapists and their Victims
15 August 2010 | by andrabem-1See all my reviews

"Los violadores del amanecer" (Rapists at dawn) tells the story of a gang of street kids that rape and rob in the streets of Barcelona. What is mind-boggling about "Rapists at dawn" is that the film officially condemns rape, but the cameras show the rape scenes with evident relish, taking their sweet time in doing it. There is no graphic sex, but the film is realistic and brutal, and the actresses (Mireia Ros, Linda Lay…) are pretty intense and are able to convey fear and pain in a heart-rending manner, what results in a film that is at the same time exciting and unpleasant.

"Los violadores del amanecer" is a mysterious film, it has almost disappeared from circulation, and if you search over the internet you won't find much information about it.

Exploitative (violent and sleazy), tragic, hypocritical and… emotional, this isn't a film for those with a weak stomach.

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